Thursday, April 2, 2009


I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of flat black thong sandals for a few years now. I have this precise vision in my head of the ones that I want and of course I cannot find them anywhere. Since I'm getting old and must stop wearing heels every day of my existence, I am on a serious mission this spring!

I've found a few pairs on Zappos and DSW that I like. You tell me what you think

I like these, but what I have in mind is slightly more dressy. These may work but I'm not totally sold on them. I also wanted to avoid an ankle strap.

LOVE the simplicity of these puppies but of course I look at the price and they are $210. Yeah, probably not going to pay that for a sandal. Let's move along.

I like these too. Especially the chunky rocks (or whatever they are) in the middle. I think these could actually be perfect because they can be worn dressed up or worn with a walking short or capris. Of course these are also a little bit price prohibitave.
Don't mug on these, I know they're purple in this picture but I think they come in black. I'll admit that the flower on top isn't ideal but this is the style I'm looking for -- thong, not paper-thin sole, not sparkly, no ankle-strap, wide enough for my fat foot.

Those are basically my only options. Everything else is too gladiator-y (although I do love glads), too sparkly, too ugly, too flimsy, or too trashy. I just don't know what to do. After a 2 year search, it just doesn't seem like I'm going to ever find the perfect shoe.


Mary Beth said...

I have grown to love Jack Rogers sandles over the past year. I have a pair that are bronze and gold that I wore all last summer and I am thinking about getting a silver pair for this summer. Last weekend I saw a girl with a really cute black pair. Here are a few links.

This is from the Jack Rogers web site:

I really like this one but they didnt have a pic on the Jack Rogers web site:

They also have ones with a 1-1/2" heal.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I really like the ones with the block rock things on top. Super cute. My only thing with thong sandals like the ones you shared are when the bottom is super heavy and the smack against the floor. Little pet peeve of mine.

Katie said...

Mary Beth: I really do like those! Thanks for the suggestion

Nilsa: I hate that too but I think its a combination of the ergonomics of the shoe and how you walk. You can't eliminate noise, but you can control it.

EquisBuffy said...

I pretty much suck at making decisions. I favor the first and third pair.